Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a camel coat. Aside from the fact that it’ll go with virtually every pair of shoes, every bag, every scarf, and every hat you own in the Winter, there’s a slim chance it’ll ever go out of style. But this season, the “go on and be bold!” bug began to bite, and something told me I should start with my outerwear.
My eyes lit up at the glorious rainbow offerings from Aritzia when I stopped by the brand’s preview, but for some reason, I didn’t pull the trigger – not yet, anyway. I waited and waited, until I laid eyes on the POPSUGAR at Kohl’s November drop and I singled out the Velvet Puffer in 0.5 seconds.
There’s something about the subtle sheen that quiets down the sugary effect of this cherry blossom shade. It’s soft to the touch and ridiculously warm, and the snap buttons make it a very easy jacket for layering. It rings up on sale at $58, and it’s also offered in extended sizing, which I like even more. When I tried it on, I didn’t want to take it off.
I thought about how I could glamorize it with drop earrings and a clutch over a dress for a night out. I pictured myself sporting it with yoga pants, tall socks, and trainers on the weekend. Open with overalls and a turtleneck for Sunday brunch? You betcha.
If it’s not completely obvious to you at this point that I’ve switched over to “the dark side” and now own one of the chicest puffers on the street, just read on to see how cozy and happy I look wearing it, and join my pink parade.